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Brien
Mar 10, 2011, 10:18 PM
Figure that, unless it becomes active enough to warrant doing so, one thread for OC should be fine.

We've got South Coast, Irvine, and Brea, maybe another one I'm forgetting.

Anyway, for those going to the store on Friday, this seems like a good place to post line lengths and poke around to meet up with fellow MR members.

I'll be going to the Brea Mall store around 3PM or so.

roar08
Mar 10, 2011, 10:47 PM
Figure that, unless it becomes active enough to warrant doing so, one thread for OC should be fine.

We've got South Coast, Irvine, and Brea, maybe another one I'm forgetting.

Anyway, for those going to the store on Friday, this seems like a good place to post line lengths and poke around to meet up with fellow MR members.

I'll be going to the Brea Mall store around 3PM or so.

For the South County folks:

-- Fashion Island
-- Shops @ Mission Viejo

Eriden
Mar 10, 2011, 11:01 PM
For the 1st gen iPad launch at Brea Mall, I arrived about 3 hours early, and there were approximately 100 people in line ahead of me.

I'll be hitting Brea about 4 hours early with my iPad and catching up on some reading. Maybe a game of Infinity Blade or two. I'm hoping that the InvisibleShield kiosk outside the Apple Store will have iPad2 specific screen shields in stock on day 1. I just want the lady to work on a few iPad 2s before she tackles mine to build up some experience.

siurpeeman
Mar 11, 2011, 02:20 AM
my problem is that i have to be at work at 6:30p, meaning i have to be out of the store (brea) by six. i might have to go early in the morning for this one.

mtkagan
Mar 11, 2011, 07:21 AM
I'll be at south coast plaza

mtkagan
Mar 11, 2011, 08:10 AM
Heads up to anyone planning to go to south coast, mall security isn't allowing anyone to line up before the store opens .

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 08:13 AM
Planning on going to the Spectrum or Fashion Island around 3pm today.

Kate14
Mar 11, 2011, 09:12 AM
What do you all think about trying a Best Buy, Walmart, Target or AT&T location? Seems to me that lines will be longer at Apple stores. Cannot believe online ship time is 2-3 weeks. I should have called that.

Brien
Mar 11, 2011, 11:29 AM
Line at Brea Mall is to Macy's, probably about 150-200 people here.

Any idea how fast these lines move? This'll be the first time I've camped out for a product.

rkdiddy
Mar 11, 2011, 11:56 AM
Line at Brea Mall is to Macy's, probably about 150-200 people here.

Any idea how fast these lines move? This'll be the first time I've camped out for a product.

Wow, that is pretty crazy. I didn't think there would be long lines like this. :rolleyes:

Once the line starts moving, it should move fairly quickly. All hands will be on deck at Apple and hopefully people have figured out which version they're purchasing in line.

UniPro
Mar 11, 2011, 12:13 PM
Wow, 150 people at Brea? That's nuts. I got mine at South Coast last year but that was a month after release.

Not really sure where I'm going yet. I think I may try Cerritos or a Best Buy...

SeanZy
Mar 11, 2011, 12:14 PM
Seriously that many people at Brea already? Wow... I work at 6... looks like I wont be getting one.

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 12:27 PM
Holy cow! That's a killer line already. This does not make me optimistic for getting to the Spectrum at 3. Might have to move that up to 2, if I can.

UniPro
Mar 11, 2011, 12:37 PM
I'll check out the lines around 4. I'm not waiting for more than an hour. If I can't get one today I'll be putting off my purchase for awhile.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 11, 2011, 01:32 PM
Line at Brea Mall is to Macy's, probably about 150-200 people here.

Any idea how fast these lines move? This'll be the first time I've camped out for a product.

OMG :eek: Wow.

I'll probably try to hit the local Walmart of BestBuy instead.

SeanZy
Mar 11, 2011, 01:40 PM
OMG :eek: Wow.

I'll probably try to hit the local Walmart of BestBuy instead.


Im gonna be driving past the Fullerton Best Buy in about 10 minutes... Ill post info here

Zephyr240
Mar 11, 2011, 01:47 PM
Does anyone know how many you can buy?

SeanZy
Mar 11, 2011, 01:56 PM
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I believe limit is two per person

mtkagan
Mar 11, 2011, 01:59 PM
Went to the fashion island location. About40-50 in line right now.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 11, 2011, 02:10 PM
FWIW called Best Buy in YL and they said no line there yet. Will distribute tickets at 4:30.

Brien
Mar 11, 2011, 02:26 PM
Brea Mall update:

Two employees came by about 10 minutes ago. They were counting the line, I am #204. line is at ~250-300, and they cannot guarantee stock for anyone just now getting here. For those who do come, I'm wearing a vintage Apple Mission Impossible shirt and am across from red robin.

Philberttheduck
Mar 11, 2011, 02:37 PM
can anyone update me on spectrum? i might just go to south coast's (or metro point's) best buy if the line is ridiculous

btw do the ATT stores carry the wifi-only ipad 2 as well? that'd save me a lot of time haha

SeanZy
Mar 11, 2011, 02:41 PM
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I am at the Fullerton best buy and there are 4 people in line total. This is your best bet probably in orange county

SeanZy
Mar 11, 2011, 02:41 PM
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Also ATT stores only carry 3G version

pepesmith
Mar 11, 2011, 02:43 PM
update on South Coast Plaza:

lines already formed up to the BORDERS bookstore

SeanZy
Mar 11, 2011, 02:51 PM
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If you're at the brea mall I suggest going down imperial to the best buy only about 8 people in line here

seanpholman
Mar 11, 2011, 03:23 PM
Wow, all the way to Borders at South Coast, huh? Damn. I think I might try coming around 6:00 after the line starts moving. Interested to know how fast the line moves for you guys.

--Sean

mtkagan
Mar 11, 2011, 03:29 PM
if you're in the area apple store at fashion island has about 60-70 in line. according to the employee stock is looking good

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 04:03 PM
Irvine Spectrum:

Line is going to the Sur la Table store.

They've come by twice already with water and umbrellas for shade!

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 04:16 PM
They just walked by and said that they don't have quantities. They can't open their stock until they close the store at 3pm.

Brien
Mar 11, 2011, 05:57 PM
About one hour to go, brea mall is at ~600 in line. insane.

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Almost there and they just announced that all the AT&T's are gone. Also the 16 and 32 white are gone. Uh oh!

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 07:33 PM
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As you get closer, there's a person with a box giving out a resevation card.

Good luck to everyone waiting!

Brien
Mar 11, 2011, 07:40 PM
Brea Mall is out of all 16 wifi models as of 10 mins ago.

dxevolution
Mar 11, 2011, 08:04 PM
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South Coast Plaza - All 3G sold out & all 16gb Wifi sold out.

siurpeeman
Mar 11, 2011, 08:06 PM
got back from best buy fullerton about half an hour ago. was 13th or so in line. came home with white 64 verizon ipad. one of the less popular models, i'm sure, but it's a relief to be home and not still standing in line at brea.

Brien
Mar 11, 2011, 08:31 PM
UGh. What a mess. Waited in line for 8 hours and they are sold out. So angry right now.

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 08:43 PM
UGh. What a mess. Waited in line for 8 hours and they are sold out. So angry right now.

Oh man, that totally sucks. I'm sorry to hear that. I know at the Spectrum they kept coming by and counting the line and I'm sure they had a pretty good idea of what quantities they had but they wouldn't tell anyone.

I was going to get a 3G but by the time I got close and 3 hours later, they were sold out. So, I went with a 64GB wifi (which is what I was originally gonna get anyway). But, at that point, you wanna walk away with something after spending your afternoon waiting in line.

I really wish they would have done pre-orders for this.

StealthGhost
Mar 11, 2011, 08:47 PM
I'm sure all the Best Buys are sold out, but Orange@Tustin and Yorba Linda are for sure.

Pretty stupid.

UniPro
Mar 11, 2011, 09:59 PM
Got to the Bestbuy in Lakewood at 4. About 60 in line waiting. Wanted a 16gb white but they were out by the time they got to me. Ended up getting the last black 16. They only had 3 64gb 3G Verizon ipads left at 5:15. Paid and left at 6.

I avoided the apple stores for a reason. Glad I got one though sorry to those who lucked out. :(

Eriden
Mar 11, 2011, 10:19 PM
UGh. What a mess. Waited in line for 8 hours and they are sold out. So angry right now.

Yeah, Brea was a complete f_cking mess. I was only a little ways ahead of you in line (in front of Macys), having waited in line since 10AM. By the time I got to the front, they were completely sold out of 16GB WiFi, and out of ALL AT&T models. I ended up picking up a Verizon 32GB. Didn't really want Verizon, but whatever.

Brea was allowing two purchases per person, and half of the people towards the front of the line were holding places for 4-5+ other people. So while there were about 170 people in front of me in line for the 8 hours I was waiting, that 170 turned into over 300 very quickly when family and friends started arriving.

Bottom line is that they should never have allowed two purchases per person. While some friendly neighbors in line saved my place, I hit the restroom near the food court a few times, and distinctly heard some people near the front talking about buying two and selling them on ebay.

roar08
Mar 11, 2011, 11:22 PM
Got mine at Target today. No waiting. They had 10 16's and 5 64's, all black. A Target 10 minutes away had 5 16's - all white.

sparkomatic
Mar 11, 2011, 11:41 PM
The ballooning lines sucks. It happened at the Spectrum too. We were talking about how the line was getting wider the closer it got to 5pm. Obviously many people holding a place for others. It sucks but that's the way these things go.

It's interesting as it seems like the common theme here is that there weren't enough of the at&t models to go around. Someone in our line said that a local at&t store only had 10 iPads in stock for the line.

Pre-orders Apple! Pre-orders!

Aetherhole
Mar 11, 2011, 11:50 PM
Was unfortunately one of the MANY who didn't get anything today...

Originally thought about the 32GB 3G, but ultimately decided I wanted the 64 3G. Sadly, was waiting at the South Coast Apple Store and slowly heard them announce the 3G models all disappearing one by one.

Waited for 3 hours... not the longest I've waited, but still disappointing. Oh well, Online Ordering here I come!

seanpholman
Mar 12, 2011, 01:23 AM
Bummer to hear, I was hoping I would get mine Saturday. I'l be down in SD in the AM, so maybe I will try down there.

--Sean

SeanZy
Mar 12, 2011, 01:49 AM
Too bad to hear about the brea store. Before I left to go to best buy i told the end of the line that there was no one in line at the Fullerton best buy.

No one believed me apparently because only a couple came. Showed up at 12:30, was 4th in line and walked out with a 16 GB white by 5:15. Everyone else who came from the mall got theirs as well

Brien
Mar 12, 2011, 02:22 AM
Yeah. I'll be calling Brea tomorrow to vent, but I doubt that will get me anywhere.

And FWIW, most of the AT&T stores here in Fullerton/Brea didn't get any iPads. Makes you wonder how many of each model Apple actually got. Nobody seemed to be touching those Verizon iPads with a 10 foot pole.

siurpeeman
Mar 12, 2011, 04:12 AM
UGh. What a mess. Waited in line for 8 hours and they are sold out. So angry right now.

really sorry to hear that. reading about the insanely long lines at the apple store in brea, i headed over to best buy in fullerton instead. arrived at 1p and was 13th or so in line. i wish you all the luck in getting an ipad soon.

Nobody seemed to be touching those Verizon iPads with a 10 foot pole.

and i find that really surprising. despite at&t's faster (when available) data speeds, i've always found coverage to be completely spotty, especially in fullerton and brea. opted for a verizon ipad.

lacollins4
Mar 12, 2011, 10:25 AM
i was totally disappointed. I was 2nd in line at Best Buy Anaheim only to find out they got 15 ipad2. No 3g or 64gb. Wasted my time! Never going to shop there again!!!!!

SeanZy
Mar 12, 2011, 10:43 AM
really sorry to hear that. reading about the insanely long lines at the apple store in brea, i headed over to best buy in fullerton instead. arrived at 1p and was 13th or so in line. i wish you all the luck in getting an ipad soon.



and i find that really surprising. despite at&t's faster (when available) data speeds, i've always found coverage to be completely spotty, especially in fullerton and brea. opted for a verizon ipad.

Nice I was 4th in line at the fullerton best buy. I was so happy best buy had enough

grinny11
Mar 12, 2011, 11:28 AM
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At Cerritos right now. Got here at 9am. About 30th in line. Still have no idea if they even have any.

Went to fashion island last night at about 5:15. Was about 20th from the Ed. Didn't get one.

sparkomatic
Mar 12, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Stopped by Irvine Spectum right now to exchange my case. They have plenty of cases by the way. There is a line though of people waiting to see if there will even be a shipment today. Looked like the line had about 10 people in it.

grinny11
Mar 12, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Cerritos just got their shipment. Ups guy had nine boxes. They said they weren't all iPads in there. Well see 20th in line now

nabechu
Mar 12, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Cerritos just got their shipment. Ups guy had nine boxes. They said they weren't all iPads in there. Well see 20th in line now

About how many in line now?

grinny11
Mar 12, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Maybe 100

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Mar 12, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Maybe 100

Yeah, just got in line. Yikes

Brien
Mar 12, 2011, 03:09 PM
Managed to score a 16GB black wifi iPad. Was hoping for white, maybe I'll get lucky and someone here wants to trade.

If not I guess I'll live. I ended up 'settling' for a black iPhone 4, so this isn't much different.

Eriden
Mar 12, 2011, 03:37 PM
Managed to score a 16GB black wifi iPad. Was hoping for white, maybe I'll get lucky and someone here wants to trade.

If not I guess I'll live. I ended up 'settling' for a black iPhone 4, so this isn't much different.

Glad you ended up getting something the next day.

Brien
Mar 12, 2011, 03:49 PM
Me too, something is better than nothing.

That doesn't make the sting from last night any better though; whoever is running the Brea store really dropped the ball last night.

thejakill
Mar 12, 2011, 07:18 PM
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I was at Brea Mall today at 1:00 and there was a short line. I came back at 4:00 and the line was gone.

Did any units actually show up for sale, or did they tell the people to go home?

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 13, 2011, 03:24 PM
Anyone have any inventory updates for stores in the area?

VanillaBean
Mar 13, 2011, 04:00 PM
Anyone have any inventory updates for stores in the area?

http://ocunwired.ocregister.com/2011/03/13/ipad-2-sold-out-at-apple-store/6179/

Sold out at all Apple stores according to the OC Register.

damixt
Mar 13, 2011, 05:24 PM
anyone going to Cerritos mall tomorrow morning to try and get one?

seanpholman
Mar 13, 2011, 06:07 PM
At 10:30 this morning Bristol had a few white Verizon pads and a few black 16GB WiFi pads. Neither was what I was looking for. I went to MV, Spectrum, Fashion Isalnd, called Brea and Cerritos - all sold out. I am going back to Bristol for opening time tomorrow.

--Sean

Mystikal
Mar 14, 2011, 01:51 AM
At 10:30 this morning Bristol had a few white Verizon pads and a few black 16GB WiFi pads. Neither was what I was looking for. I went to MV, Spectrum, Fashion Isalnd, called Brea and Cerritos - all sold out. I am going back to Bristol for opening time tomorrow.

--Sean

Bristol Apple store? Ill be going to Best Buy (Tustin / the District / Costa Mesa, either of those) to reserve an iPad tomorrow. If they happen to have one, ill get a black 16gb WiFi. Ill probably call each store before I go though. Either way, Ill have one by the end of the week it seems.

And if that doesnt work, Ill try the Apple stores (Irvine and Fashion Island and South Coast.)

Then if I am totally empty handed Ill just expand outside of the OC if I have to.

Brien
Mar 14, 2011, 10:58 AM
Called Brea this morning (around 8 AM). They don't know if they are getting any today (I swear, retail employees don't know anything about anything), but there's already a line about 100 people deep. Yeesh.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 14, 2011, 11:08 AM
Called Brea this morning (around 8 AM). They don't know if they are getting any today (I swear, retail employees don't know anything about anything), but there's already a line about 100 people deep. Yeesh.

Hahaha so true. Though the Brea employees are all pretty cool, and helpful! At least that's been my experience. Much more so than the Boston store.

Has anyone reserved with BestBuy and got any notification. Also, excuse my laziness, but does anyone know if the BestBuy reservation system is transferable between stores? (I.e. I'm leaving back to Boston on Sunday and don't want to get screwed if I reserve out here. Again lazy I know :p)

SeanZy
Mar 14, 2011, 12:13 PM
I personally do not like the brea employees.

Have a friend in line there right now though, hopefully he gets one

Mystikal
Mar 14, 2011, 12:42 PM
Hahaha so true. Though the Brea employees are all pretty cool, and helpful! At least that's been my experience. Much more so than the Boston store.

Has anyone reserved with BestBuy and got any notification. Also, excuse my laziness, but does anyone know if the BestBuy reservation system is transferable between stores? (I.e. I'm leaving back to Boston on Sunday and don't want to get screwed if I reserve out here. Again lazy I know :p)

I'm not sure. I'm going to be reserving at best buy in a few hours. If they have iPads, yay. If not at least I have $100 down.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 14, 2011, 01:30 PM
I'm not sure. I'm going to be reserving at best buy in a few hours. If they have iPads, yay. If not at least I have $100 down.

Ya I guess not a bad way to go.

Btw...Called Brea Apple store and they are not opening early for iPad sales as is rumored for other stores. At least thats what I was told. It could be a conspiracy :eek:

drakino
Mar 14, 2011, 01:45 PM
Wow, glad I avoided the Brea store, sounds like a mess.

Ended up grabbing two from the South Coast location (one for myself, and one for work to develop with, as they let me go early to go stand in line). Arrived around 2:30, and the line was around 300 at that point, with it mostly outside. Thanks to the guy next to me for providing sunscreen, I got a bit of a tan but avoided a full sunburn.

What was strange is that mall security would yell at anyone with a foldout chair, claiming it's a safety issue since it would block more of the sidewalk and not allow people to easily walk by without stepping into the road. Seems reasonable, until I noticed all the Apple employees just kept going up and down the road anyhow and security said nothing. Oh well.

One tip an employee was passing along was to buy whatever model you could if they didn't have the exact one you wanted, then take advantage of the 14 day return policy later. Might be a bit rough for some people though with the expected stock shortages, but will also mean a likely appearance of the iPad 2 on the refurb side quicker then normal for folks looking to save a bit.

Mystikal
Mar 14, 2011, 05:46 PM
I reserved one at the Costa Mesa Best Buy. The "list was long" so I'm not too confident in getting one this week obviously. Im going to call the Irvine / Fashion Island / South Coast stores later and see if they have any stock. Doubt it though.

Brien
Mar 14, 2011, 05:52 PM
You know, considering that the other countries are getting it in a little over a week, I think the chances of getting on in a store are pretty slim. It sounds like stores are only getting a handful of models, and for the past 2 days in a row, all of the stores I've called around here have only received 64GB Verizon models if anything.

It REALLY sucks that I've got to wait 3 weeks for my white iPad to ship, but honestly at this point I think that's going to be shorter than trying to wait it out for one at the store.

I just wish I'd lined up at the Brea Mall store at like, 5AM. :/

Mystikal
Mar 14, 2011, 05:53 PM
You know, considering that the other countries are getting it in a little over a week, I think the chances of getting on in a store are pretty slim. It sounds like stores are only getting a handful of models, and for the past 2 days in a row, all of the stores I've called around here have only received 64GB Verizon models if anything.

It REALLY sucks that I've got to wait 3 weeks for my white iPad to ship, but honestly at this point I think that's going to be shorter than trying to wait it out for one at the store.

I just wish I'd lined up at the Brea Mall store at like, 5AM. :/

Gah dont remind me. I want to go get in line tomorrow at 6 somewhere, but, meh. Ill probably end up at Fashion Island early Saturday and or Sunday.

EDIT: Seems like Irvine and Fashion island are opening early. Ill be going to Fashion Island tomorrow...early... :D

Aetherhole
Mar 15, 2011, 12:25 AM
I will be at the Irvine Spectrum tomorrow morning for the opening. Hopefully there won't be too many people there!

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 15, 2011, 01:03 AM
Yay sold the iPad tonight! So officially buying one tomorrow.

I'm going to try to go to Brea around 8:30. You think that is early enough?

Also, Brea my best bet or other stores have less people/more inventory?

Eriden
Mar 15, 2011, 01:06 AM
I'll be heading to Spectrum myself. I've got to pick one up for my wife. She thought she'd be happy with my first gen iPad until she started playing around with my white Verizon 32GB.

Fortunately, for some reason, Spectrum sounds like was much less of a mess than Brea. 2/3 of the people in line on launch day were disappointed.

Eriden
Mar 15, 2011, 01:08 AM
I'm going to try to go to Brea around 8:30. You think that is early enough?

Find out what time the Brea mall opens, and be there when they unlock the doors. I was there at 10am Monday to pick up a smart cover for my iPad 2, and the line of hopefuls was about 250 people long.

DaBlackMamba
Mar 15, 2011, 01:42 AM
I am going to head out to mine at around 8 AM when the mall opens and the apple store is opening 1 hour early so at 9 AM hopefully I can grab my 16GB 3G ATT.

Even though ATT reception sucks in some places around OC, I don't use the 3G too much so it's better for the money and the free month.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 15, 2011, 02:56 AM
I am going to head out to mine at around 8 AM when the mall opens and the apple store is opening 1 hour early so at 9 AM hopefully I can grab my 16GB 3G ATT.

Brea is opening early?!

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 03:40 AM
I gotta be up early anyways, so....

....gonna head over to Fashion Island at around 8 AM and survey things - if the line is not too bad, I'm gonna commit

I've met some really cool people in the Apple 'lines' - honestly, waiting a few hours for an Apple product is always an experience

Mystikal - if you're around, I'm the dark-complexioned guy wearing a maroon Ed Hardy sweatshirt and tan cowboy boots - holla at ya boy!

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 03:41 AM
and btw - I mentioned in another thread, but Fashion Island will be opening early at 9 AM, according to their sales people

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 07:56 AM
and btw - I mentioned in another thread, but Fashion Island will be opening early at 9 AM, according to their sales people


I'm here now (it's 6 AM lol). I expected people. Or a line...its a ghost town. Good news is if they really have iPads, I am definitely getting one. :D

Aetherhole
Mar 15, 2011, 08:19 AM
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Nice! That gives me hope! I'll be at the spectrum in half an hour.

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 08:21 AM
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Nice! That gives me hope! I'll be at the spectrum in half an hour.

Me and 2 others now. Glad I wasn't the only one to get info. Gonna be a fun morning.

Eriden
Mar 15, 2011, 08:24 AM
Line at the Spectrum is now at about 20 people.

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 08:33 AM
Line at the Spectrum is now at about 20 people.

Fashion Island slowly growing. If you're thinking of coming down you may as well. Were friendly :).

damixt
Mar 15, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Cerritos has about 20 people in line right now.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Hanging with Mystikal at Fashion Island - very few people in line - FINGERS CROSSED!!!

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Fashion Island - around 7 people in line or so?

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Fashion Island - around 7 people in line or so?
We've seen 3 employees. No news. I'm assuming no news is good news.

Edit: One employee is in line. He can't say anything about iPads or shipments.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Just took a pic with Mystikal and put it on our facebooks

Worst case scenario? Made a new friend

It's a good day :)

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 09:08 AM
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And Mystikal is correct - I would say actually that around 5 or 6 employees have walked by saying "hello" - I would think they'd put us out of our misery by now if news was bad

Again - fingers crosses!!

damixt
Mar 15, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Cerritos had a reseller asking people to buy him some. **** him.

CK Seal Beach
Mar 15, 2011, 09:09 AM
How about Cerritos? Any word on whether they are opening early? Just the answering machine now :(

damixt
Mar 15, 2011, 09:10 AM
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Cerritos is opening early the security came out and said so. There is about 25 people in line right now.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 09:10 AM
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Folks - get your asses to Fashion Island - no confirmation on anything, but there's a good feeling here

Around 9 or so in line, as of 7 am

Eriden
Mar 15, 2011, 09:22 AM
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Folks - get your asses to Fashion Island - no confirmation on anything, but there's a good feeling here

Around 9 or so in line, as of 7 am

Spectrum does not have anything. Just broke the bad news to everyone in line.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 15, 2011, 09:28 AM
Just got here to Brea an there's about 20 or so in line. Hopefully we can get some update on inventory levels. They didn't sell any yesterday but I don't know if that's because they didn't get any or chose to hold them for today.

Good luck everyone!

Dubthedankest
Mar 15, 2011, 09:35 AM
Be sure to let us know if any of those stores have product. Out of all the stores I've seen that have opened early today, none have had product. Which, of course, begs the question 'why in the hell are you opening early then?'

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Apparently South Coast Plaza is selling none today

Still waiting here at Fashion Island - crossing fingers!

damixt
Mar 15, 2011, 09:40 AM
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Cerritos has none today

Dubthedankest
Mar 15, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Apparently South Coast Plaza is selling none today

Still waiting here at Fashion Island - crossing fingers!

I really hope they have them in stock for you, man, and you emerge victorious. I just wanna see someone win today... besides Charlie Sheen.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 09:43 AM
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Apparently South Coast Plaza is selling none today

Still waiting here at Fashion Island - crossing fingers!

I really hope they have them in stock for you, man, and you emerge victorious. I just wanna see someone win today... besides Charlie Sheen.

Hahaha! Thanks man! Its a good day, no matter what!

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 09:45 AM
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And btw Fashion Islanders - I'm the guy in the orange jacket and tan cowboy boots - holla at ya boy! (and add me on facebook - hasan2008 at mac dot com)

damixt
Mar 15, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Any news whether they have any at fashion island? How many people in line?

SeanZy
Mar 15, 2011, 10:10 AM
Just got here to Brea an there's about 20 or so in line. Hopefully we can get some update on inventory levels. They didn't sell any yesterday but I don't know if that's because they didn't get any or chose to hold them for today.

Good luck everyone!

I am also in line at brea. About 11th in line... Using the white one I already got haha. Waiting for a friend

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 15, 2011, 10:12 AM
I am also in line at brea. About 11th in line... Using the white one I already got haha. Waiting for a friend

Ha saw you walk in and jealously immediately set in when I saw yours. I'm about 4 behind you in a green hoodie.

Btw I'll post Brea updates here as soon as I hear.

UPDATE: Brea is passing out tickets!!!!

seanpholman
Mar 15, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Apparently South Coast Plaza is selling none today

Still waiting here at Fashion Island - crossing fingers!

How do you know? I don't want to waste a trip.

--Sean

kewlguy781
Mar 15, 2011, 10:21 AM
How do you know? I don't want to waste a trip.

--Sean

fyi- from salt lake city apple store, they didnt get any ipad today.

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 10:21 AM
How do you know? I don't want to waste a trip.

--Sean

Don't come. 4x 64gb AT&T and one 16 wifi. Profile are still in line but that's all they have.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Sean - there's dudes in this line who came from South Coast and said that South Coast had none

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 10:27 AM
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They came out, as Mystikal said - 4 ATT 64 gigs and one 16 wifi

In my hand is the last voucher for the 64 ATT model - as they would say in the Big Lebowski, as long as there's "no funny stuff" then Im getting exactly what I came for

Right now - looks like God really loves me...

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Sean - there's dudes in this line who came from South Coast and said that South Coast had none

Thanks, just dropped my daughter off and on my way to FI.

--Sean

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Mar 15, 2011, 10:28 AM
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And I think they said they might get more in today, but I don't remember exactly?

DaBlackMamba
Mar 15, 2011, 10:38 AM
Mission Viejo has none left. They had around 25 total but only Verizon and some wifi.

mtkagan
Mar 15, 2011, 10:39 AM
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And I think they said they might get more in today, but I don't remember exactly?

Any eta on that I was the guy in the green oregon sweate. Had to take my friends back home and ill maybe come back. Anyone still in line after you holding out for another shipment

seanpholman
Mar 15, 2011, 10:44 AM
Damn traffic.

--Sean

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 10:45 AM
Any eta on that I was the guy in the green oregon sweate. Had to take my friends back home and ill maybe come back. Anyone still in line after you holding out for another shipment

There are still a bunch of people behind us. At least 50.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 10:46 AM
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And I think they said they might get more in today, but I don't remember exactly?

Any eta on that I was the guy in the green oregon sweate. Had to take my friends back home and ill maybe come back. Anyone still in line after you holding out for another shipment

I'll have to rephrase - they didn't say whether they're getting more or not, but they didn't break up the line

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Looks like the show is over in Fashion Island folks

The four of us up front have vouchers - no more shipments today - no other iPads today :(

seanpholman
Mar 15, 2011, 10:59 AM
At the back of the line at FI and I am hearing they are all sold out now. I guess it was a good try. Congrats to the guys that got one.

--Sean

Dubthedankest
Mar 15, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Looks like the show is over in Fashion Island folks

The four of us up front have vouchers - no more shipments today - no other iPads today :(

Glad you snagged one. So they only received a shipment of 5 iPads?

UniPro
Mar 15, 2011, 11:01 AM
Wow I'm sorry for everyone who left empty handed. I can't believe apple stores would open early just for 4 iPads. So pointless.

seanpholman
Mar 15, 2011, 11:05 AM
Kind of a bummer. Just chasing the tail.

--Sean

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 15, 2011, 11:07 AM
Brea all sold out.

I got 32gb Verizon white ticket. Not the one I wanted but my plan is to purchase and then sell or exchange.

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Wow - scored the very very last one - black ATT 64 gig - exactly what I wanted too - playing with it now

Arrived here at around 6:30 am - Mystikal also scored and we had a good time hanging

Good luck everyone else and may God Bless Japan!

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 11:30 AM
I got a 64 AT&T. Trading it for a 16 wifi and cash to some nice people. Today worked out :D

HasanDaddy
Mar 15, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Mystikal - that was a ton of fun hanging out, brother!

We'll have to do it for iPhone 5 this summer - lol :)

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Mystikal - that was a ton of fun hanging out, brother!

We'll have to do it for iPhone 5 this summer - lol :)

If im eligible for an upgrade ill be there. Love my iPad :D.

Aetherhole
Mar 15, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Well I got to see Mystikal and Hasan Daddy get theirs after my failed attempt at Irvine spectrum. I was the Asian guy with the buzz cut hair. Unfortunately I got to Fashion Island to late. Congrats to you two!

deloreanz
Mar 15, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Well I got to see Mystikal and Hasan Daddy get theirs after my failed attempt at Irvine spectrum. I was the Asian guy with the buzz cut hair. Unfortunately I got to Fashion Island to late. Congrats to you two!

Same here, I was the guy who went to south coast plaza first.

seanpholman
Mar 15, 2011, 06:16 PM
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Well I got to see Mystikal and Hasan Daddy get theirs after my failed attempt at Irvine spectrum. I was the Asian guy with the buzz cut hair. Unfortunately I got to Fashion Island to late. Congrats to you two!

Were you the guy I was talking to at the end of the FI line that was about to have a smoke?

Anyone going back tomorrow? I think I am done chasing these things for a while, but who knows. Went to South Coast before lunch for ***** and giggles and was told there would be no more iPads today. Period.

The guy told me that they never opened South Coast early. I told him that his counterpart told me yesterday to go to South Coast early. And he said, that they are normally open then, just for one-on-one and not any retail sales. And if they did get a shipment, they would sell them before they "opened". Wait, what?

I just walked away confused and in disgust.

I am just trying to give Apple my money, sheesh.

--Sean

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 06:40 PM
Were you the guy I was talking to at the end of the FI line that was about to have a smoke?

Anyone going back tomorrow? I think I am done chasing these things for a while, but who knows. Went to South Coast before lunch for ***** and giggles and was told there would be no more iPads today. Period.

The guy told me that they never opened South Coast early. I told him that his counterpart told me yesterday to go to South Coast early. And he said, that they are normally open then, just for one-on-one and not any retail sales. And if they did get a shipment, they would sell them before they "opened". Wait, what?

I just walked away confused and in disgust.

I am just trying to give Apple my money, sheesh.

--Sean

Come on Apple, JUST TAKE HIS MONEY!

No, I was second in line, blue and black jacket.

Brien
Mar 15, 2011, 06:44 PM
If im eligible for an upgrade ill be there. Love my iPad :D.

I think it'd be awesome to organize an Orange County iPhone 5 run. When the time comes, post the thread, and we'll figure something out.

Mystikal
Mar 15, 2011, 08:27 PM
I think it'd be awesome to organize an Orange County iPhone 5 run. When the time comes, post the thread, and we'll figure something out.

Most definitely. Would be fun to have a group of 10+ waiting for iPhone 5 :D

Aetherhole
Mar 15, 2011, 08:48 PM
I might go back tomorrow... but unlikely. We'll see. I should've just gone to FI in the first place instead of going to the Irvine Spectrum, that way I would've landed the one that I wanted, ATT 64gb, four out of five people got this morning.

Oh well, I'm not sweating it too much as I am still one of the first on the reservation list at my Best Buy.

avinash
Mar 15, 2011, 08:55 PM
Guys, I have been at Brea on Monday and i was in the line nd they said they dont have any iPads in that days shipment. Then i went there today and they said they handed out tickets. So out of desperation i am planning to go there at 6 am and wait in the line tomorrow at Brea. Does anyone knw how many tickets did they hand out today and will camping out before the store opens tomorrow in Brea bring me any luck?

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 12:20 AM
Guys, I have been at Brea on Monday and i was in the line nd they said they dont have any iPads in that days shipment. Then i went there today and they said they handed out tickets. So out of desperation i am planning to go there at 6 am and wait in the line tomorrow at Brea. Does anyone knw how many tickets did they hand out today and will camping out before the store opens tomorrow in Brea bring me any luck?

Hi Avinash...I was there today at Brea and they handed out approximately 12-15 tickets. While I do not know numbers, the AT&T models were in less quantity than the Verizon and Wifi.

Seeing as I did not get the version I wanted, I will also be joining you at Brea around 6:00AM! 32GB Black Wifi here I come!!!!! :D

Mystikal
Mar 16, 2011, 12:39 AM
Hi Avinash...I was there today at Brea and they handed out approximately 12-15 tickets. While I do not know numbers, the AT&T models were in less quantity than the Verizon and Wifi.

Seeing as I did not get the version I wanted, I will also be joining you at Brea around 6:00AM! 32GB Black Wifi here I come!!!!! :D

6 am is a good time. Good luck to you all!

mhof
Mar 16, 2011, 12:43 AM
Anyone hittin' up Southcoast? My schedule is pretty open so I'm thinking of spending my morning there.

ScottInTheOC
Mar 16, 2011, 01:11 AM
Probably gonna hit Spectrum in the morning (its on my way to work).

I stopped by there three times today and got three different answers. 1 said come tomorrow at 9am; another said call first we don't get shipments until mid morning and the third dude said we never know when a shipment is coming in and I don't know who told you to stand in line tomorrow...

Regardless, I'll get there early and see what happens...

Called a few Targets and BestBuys. None of the BestBuys offered to be put on a reservation list.

Question: for those of you reserving at Best Buys, how do you know "where" you really are on the list? Reserve in person or on the phone?

Good luck to us all tomorrow!

KoukiFC3S
Mar 16, 2011, 01:28 AM
Had no luck today. I'll be going back Thursday.

avinash
Mar 16, 2011, 02:09 AM
Hi Avinash...I was there today at Brea and they handed out approximately 12-15 tickets. While I do not know numbers, the AT&T models were in less quantity than the Verizon and Wifi.

Seeing as I did not get the version I wanted, I will also be joining you at Brea around 6:00AM! 32GB Black Wifi here I come!!!!! :D

Ill be there by 6am too...im looking for a 64black wifi nd either a 32 or 64 black att 3g...hope i get em...ill be wearing a black ferrari tee so look out for me.

ialamo
Mar 16, 2011, 02:41 AM
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I'm going to Brea around 6. Trying to get a Black 64 GB AT&T, for my Dad since he has to go to work. I know what a nice daughter :P

Good Luck to everyone!

HasanDaddy
Mar 16, 2011, 04:29 AM
I think it'd be awesome to organize an Orange County iPhone 5 run. When the time comes, post the thread, and we'll figure something out.

I'll be there!

The iPad 2 is really awesome - a HUGE difference between the first and second - it's worth the wait!

Again - getting there at 6 AM should do you plenty good

damixt
Mar 16, 2011, 07:26 AM
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I'm at Cerritos and there are 5 people in line right now.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 07:46 AM
Woo first...In line at Brea. 6 people here total.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 07:54 AM
Wool first...In line at Brea. 6 people here total.

Ni shi zhong guo ren ma?

If so, I'm in line at Brea as well. Hard to believe that we managed to get in as early as we did.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 07:56 AM
Ni shi zhong guo ren ma?

If so, I'm in line at Brea as well. Hard to believe that we managed to get in as early as we did.

Wait are you inside?!?!?! I got here about 5:30 and I couldn't get in. Outside Red Robin.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 08:02 AM
Uh-oh, if you arent position 1 in front of the Apple Store, then the guy is probably a scalper. I think it's mostly mall employees lined up inside right now. I managed to get in with a hopeful mall employee just before 5am.

mtkagan
Mar 16, 2011, 08:03 AM
5th in line @ south coast plaza

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 08:06 AM
So pissed right now. So pissed.

FWIW there's 20 people in line at Brea. I'm number 9 now.

Aetherhole
Mar 16, 2011, 08:10 AM
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In line at Fashion Island. #6 in line. Here we go again!

damixt
Mar 16, 2011, 08:17 AM
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There is about 25-30 in Cerritos now.

deloreanz
Mar 16, 2011, 08:35 AM
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4th in line at South Coast Plaza. Anyone in the front of the line at another location want to make a deal - if my store gets them in you can buy my second, and vise versa?

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 08:36 AM
Wait are you inside?!?!?! I got here about 5:30 and I couldn't get in. Outside Red Robin.

Good luck with getting one today, my friend is there again second in line I guess. Would have been there if I didnt have class this morning

mtkagan
Mar 16, 2011, 08:40 AM
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4th in line at South Coast Plaza. Anyone in the front of the line at another location want to make a deal - if my store gets them in you can buy my second, and vise versa?
^^ what he said!

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 08:42 AM
So my friend just told me about what happened with being locked out and there already being 20 people in line... what the ****? You guys better say something

Mystikal
Mar 16, 2011, 08:51 AM
Good luck people! Seems like people heard about yesterday and got in line even earlier.

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 08:52 AM
Good luck people! Seems like people heard about yesterday and got in line even earlier.

I know what your avatar is, and I saw them last year in concert they were ****in amazingggg

Mystikal
Mar 16, 2011, 08:59 AM
I know what your avatar is, and I saw them last year in concert they were ****in amazingggg

Ahahaha yes! I am overly obsessed. I wont even get into it. Someone in line asked me yesterday at FI :D.

deloreanz
Mar 16, 2011, 09:01 AM
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iPads are here! Limited supply.

South coast plaza

Mystikal
Mar 16, 2011, 09:02 AM
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iPads are here! Limited supply.

South coast plaza

Congrats! Good luck getting one man :D

deloreanz
Mar 16, 2011, 09:02 AM
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About 20 ppl in line, get here, the rumor is they have a decent quantity.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 09:14 AM
Good luck to the SCP people.

Still waiting at Brea to find out if I'm the third biggest chump here for waking up as early as I did, or if I'm "winning" to plagiarise from Jedi-master Sheen

sparkomatic
Mar 16, 2011, 09:21 AM
Good luck guys! Hope you all walk away with something!

I know if I weren't lucky enough to have gotten one on launch day, I'd be out there burning time off and sneaking around trying to get in line as well.

Aetherhole
Mar 16, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Don't know if we have any here at FI yet, but I am hopeful after hearing that south coast got some!

mhof
Mar 16, 2011, 09:29 AM
Good luck guys. I ended up going to the gym instead of SCP this morning as I wasn't sure if I'd be there early enough.

ialamo
Mar 16, 2011, 09:34 AM
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Wow I wish I got to brea earlier. About 35th in line. I wonder how much it would take to buy the first spot in line....

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 09:40 AM
So my friend just told me about what happened with being locked out and there already being 20 people in line... what the ****? You guys better say something

Ya dude. When I walked in and saw all those people I was so depressed! All of us who walked all just sighed.

damixt
Mar 16, 2011, 09:43 AM
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They let us inside of Cerritos today looks like they might have some, about 50 people in line.

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Mar 16, 2011, 09:45 AM
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Wow I wish I got to brea earlier. About 35th in line. I wonder how much it would take to buy the first spot in line....

More than it would be to just buy my white 16 gig wifi.... haha

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 09:52 AM
Looks like I will skip today since I still have to drop my daughter off at school. How big is the line at SCP?

--Sean

damixt
Mar 16, 2011, 09:53 AM
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They said they have some 16 gig wifi, and some verizons in stock but no at&t's. I don't think they have enough for the whole line though.

deloreanz
Mar 16, 2011, 09:57 AM
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About 40 in line now at SCP.

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 10:01 AM
At this point I would settle for a 16 wifi.

--Sean

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About 40 in line now at SCP.

Ahh, sounds pointless then. Word has gotten out.

--Sean

OceanView
Mar 16, 2011, 10:07 AM
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They said they have some 16 gig wifi, and some verizons in stock but no at&t's. I don't think they have enough for the whole line though.

I want an AT&T model.
Guess I will skip today.

deloreanz
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Honestly I think they just showed up. There has been significantly less people in line today than yesterday.

They say they have no ATT models, and 'limited' wifi options in white or black.

I would guess if anyone shows up now it's a gamble but you never know.

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 10:18 AM
I am in my way from HB, just in case.

--S

idorun
Mar 16, 2011, 10:21 AM
did the employee @ fashion island say anything about what they have??

ScottInTheOC
Mar 16, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Well I got to irvine way late. Walked up and the person in front of me got the last ticket. They seemed to have less than 50-70units as that how many people seemed to be in line.

Mission Viejo? Or just wait?

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Mar 16, 2011, 10:35 AM
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No more tickets at cerritos.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 10:37 AM
Brea had a good number of Verizon models and a few WiFi, but no AT&T. GSM models are obviously being saved for the international launch.

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 10:39 AM
Standing at the end of SCP and they cut off the line at the back. I am hoping they have more than all these people, but there are easily 100 people in line. Looks like no luck today.

--Sean

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 10:41 AM
Brea had a good number of Verizon models and a few WiFi, but no AT&T. GSM models are obviously being saved for the international launch.

No GSM at SCP either.

--Sean

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 10:41 AM
Brea had a good number of Verizon models and a few WiFi, but no AT&T. GSM models are obviously being saved for the international launch.

How many wifi models did they have? Particularly 32GB. My friend got out of line, wondering if he would have gotten one.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 10:44 AM
How many wifi models did they have? Particularly 32GB. My friend got out of line, wondering if he would have gotten one.

IIRC, the manager said that they only had 16GB WiFi. But I had already tuned out at that point since I was there for AT&T, so I may have misheard.

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 10:50 AM
IIRC, the manager said that they only had 16GB WiFi. But I had already tuned out at that point since I was there for AT&T, so I may have misheard.

Ah okay. Well, I will probably be in line with my friend tomorrow so he can get his. We will definitely go early. I have a 16 gig white one I should try selling in line ;)

OceanView
Mar 16, 2011, 10:56 AM
I have a white 32gb wifi in a sealed box that I want to exchange for a 32GB black AT&T. If anyone wants to trade plus difference in cash, let me know.

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 10:58 AM
I have a white 32gb wifi in a sealed box that I want to exchange for a 32GB black AT&T. If anyone wants to trade plus difference in cash, let me know.

Would you be willing to sell it? Since you would have to wait in line to exchange anyways?

I have a friend that is REALLY looking for a 32 gig white one. He leaves back to Arizona in a couple days, it would mean a lot if you considered it.

phototech11
Mar 16, 2011, 11:02 AM
I have a black iPad2 64gb Verizon that I picked up at Brea Mall this morning.

Looking to trade for black iPad2 64gb AT&T.

NEW IN BOX...NOT OPENED...I EXPECT THE SAME FROM YOU.

PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO:

kodaktech
@
yahoo
.com

rownay
Mar 16, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Well I got to irvine way late. Walked up and the person in front of me got the last ticket. They seemed to have less than 50-70units as that how many people seemed to be in line.

Mission Viejo? Or just wait?

Is this at the spectrum?

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 11:06 AM
Ample supply of 64 Verizon at SCP for no, but was told by the mall cop that we were not allowed to "loiter" and he told everyone in the back of the line to leave or we would be forced to leave. Real nice.

--Sean

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 11:07 AM
Ample supply of 64 Verizon at SCP for no, but was told by the mall cop that we were not allowed to "loiter" and he told everyone in the back of the line to leave or we would be forced to leave. Real nice.

--Sean

Dude the South Coast Plaza security are grade A douchebags. They are definitely on a high horse... I guess a lot of people around that area are.

OceanView
Mar 16, 2011, 11:07 AM
Would you be willing to sell it? Since you would have to wait in line to exchange anyways?

I have a friend that is REALLY looking for a 32 gig white one. He leaves back to Arizona in a couple days, it would mean a lot if you considered it.

I just posted this so if no one has a trade for me I may do it.
Check with me later

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 11:09 AM
I just posted this so if no one has a trade for me I may do it.
Check with me later

You live around Brea I assume?

I could ask him if he may be willing to pay a premium. Nothing too much but possibly. I know I would but I cannot speak on his behalf. But I guarantee you he would buy it from you today.

if you dont mind messaging me your phone # and I can give you his / mine as well.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 11:12 AM
I have a black iPad2 64gb Verizon that I picked up at Brea Mall this morning.

Looking to trade for black iPad2 64gb AT&T.

NEW IN BOX...NOT OPENED...I EXPECT THE SAME FROM YOU.

PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO:

kodaktech
@
yahoo
.com

ROFL! No one in their right mind is going to swap an AT&T for a Verizon model when the GSM models are in such short supply.

Also, though I know none of them read Macrumors, I'd like to sneak a moment of catharsis by sending out a big karmic f_ck you to all the scalpers who stood in line on Friday and bought out all the GSM models to ship and sell them overseas.

Anyway, off to order my GSM version online, and then to enjoy my Verizon white 32GB at work while I'm not drafting contracts & wills.

deyorew
Mar 16, 2011, 11:12 AM
Are stores open at 9am today instead of the usual 10am?

phototech11
Mar 16, 2011, 11:31 AM
ROFL! No one in their right mind is going to swap an AT&T for a Verizon model when the GSM models are in such short supply.


Well at lease I will have one to trade at the Apple store once they get some more in...we shall see who has the last laugh.

I will be at the Brea Mall Satruday AM if anyone wants to trade or PM me.

SeanZy
Mar 16, 2011, 11:37 AM
Well at lease I will have one to trade at the Apple store once they get some more in...we shall see who has the last laugh.

I will be at the Brea Mall Satruday AM if anyone wants to trade or PM me.

But you still have to wait in line to exchange... So I don't know how having one to exchange is different from just paying cash? Except the fact you're down almost a 1000 dollars now with something you're not using.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 12:26 PM
IIRC, the manager said that they only had 16GB WiFi. But I had already tuned out at that point since I was there for AT&T, so I may have misheard.

First off...Eriden nice meeting you today, sir! Was a fun morning less the disappointment of neither of us getting our desired model.

Anyways, Eriden is correct. The Brea store had only 16GB Black Wifi and a mix of white and black 16, 32, and 64 Verizon iPads.

*continues hunt for the elusive 32GB black wifi*

Ample supply of 64 Verizon at SCP for no, but was told by the mall cop that we were not allowed to "loiter" and he told everyone in the back of the line to leave or we would be forced to leave. Real nice.

Brea had a 105 year old mall cop who yelled at some kids sitting in the middle of the floor. I'm almost positive he called for backup. Haha

Anyway, off to order my GSM version online

Just ordered mine online. At least have one in the pipeline. And hey...it is getting shipped to Mass so I'll save $20 on sales tax :)

Are stores open at 9am today instead of the usual 10am?

Brea did.

KoukiFC3S
Mar 16, 2011, 12:32 PM
Anyone going tomorrow?

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 12:34 PM
Anyone going tomorrow?

Ya...I'll probably go to Brea. Wearing on me a bit but well worth it if they have the one I desire.

Eriden
Mar 16, 2011, 02:05 PM
First off...Eriden nice meeting you today, sir! Was a fun morning less the disappointment of neither of us getting our desired model.

Brea had a 105 year old mall cop who yelled at some kids sitting in the middle of the floor. I'm almost positive he called for backup. Haha

Just ordered mine online. At least have one in the pipeline. And hey...it is getting shipped to Mass so I'll save $20 on sales tax :)

It was good meeting you too! Hopefully we won't have to wait the whole 4-5 weeks. I'd be back at the crack of dawn tomorrow, but I'm up against deadlines for work projects.

And that mall cop was hilarious. He probably hasn't felt relevant in 30 years. Getting to glare at mallgoers and check in with his supervisors probably made his day.

ScottInTheOC
Mar 16, 2011, 02:32 PM
Is this at the spectrum?

Yes this was at Irvine Spectrum. The Apple guy said to try again tomorrow.

Has anyone heard from Mission Viejo??

Mystikal
Mar 16, 2011, 03:11 PM
Yes this was at Irvine Spectrum. The Apple guy said to try again tomorrow.

Has anyone heard from Mission Viejo??

Heres my probably wrong theory:
Fashion island got them yesterday.
South Coast got them today.
Spectrum tomorrow? Maybe =\.

ScottInTheOC
Mar 16, 2011, 03:52 PM
Heres my probably wrong theory:
Fashion island got them yesterday.
South Coast got them today.
Spectrum tomorrow? Maybe =\.

Mystikal: Irvine got some today, but I was the first person turned away, the person in front of me got the last ticket.

I called Mission Viejo today and they said to try again tomorrow. I think they are getting supplies in the afternoon, but holding them until the morning. My local Target (MV) said a week for theirs, but they only had less than 10 on opening day.

I'm going to try Irvine again tomorrow, but EARLIER this time! :) I'm still bummed I missed it by one today.

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 05:03 PM
I went to South Coast and MV, both said try back in the morning, but no guarantees. Still deciding if I want to try again in the morning and where. South Coast was a fiasco with the mall cop.

--Sean

Mystikal
Mar 16, 2011, 06:43 PM
I went to South Coast and MV, both said try back in the morning, but no guarantees. Still deciding if I want to try again in the morning and where. South Coast was a fiasco with the mall cop.

--Sean

That's why I'll never go to an Apple store in a mall.

mtkagan
Mar 16, 2011, 08:58 PM
any word on this mornings ipad 2 stock @ fashion island?

Aetherhole
Mar 16, 2011, 10:31 PM
This morning at Fashion Island was a success. They received probably 50 or so, almost exclusively verizon models with about 4 wifi models.

I got the one I wanted 3G, 64gb, white, but I wanted ATT. It wasn't a deal breaker to get a Verizon iPad so I am a happy camper!

StealthGhost
Mar 16, 2011, 11:04 PM
Any idea where the best place for a black 16 wifi would be? I think that's all I really need, no 3g and i'll only have apps, maybe a movie here or there when traveling, no? Brea is the closest to me but it sounds like a battlefield, i'd prefer a Best Buy since I have giftcards but my recent time spent there makes me feel like i'd rather spend the money in gift cards to not have to go there again.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 16, 2011, 11:08 PM
Any idea where the best place for a black 16 wifi would be? I think that's all I really need, no 3g and i'll only have apps, maybe a movie here or there when traveling, no? Brea is the closest to me but it sounds like a battlefield, i'd prefer a Best Buy since I have giftcards but my recent time spent there makes me feel like i'd rather spend the money in gift cards to not have to go there again.

Was at Brea this morning and it was pretty good. They received about 50 or so iPads with a lot of 16GB Black Wifi. I'd recommend getting there no later than 5:30 if you want to be in the top 15. First person in line arrived at 4:30 today. Insane.

Also, last word of advice on Brea, make sure you get INTO the mall. Find an employee entrance to enter through. The line starts AT THE APPLE STORE! Not outside the mall. Good luck.

Lastly, don't plan on picking one up at Best Buy. There is a huge list to get them already and Best Buy will not have inventory for quite some time.

Brien
Mar 16, 2011, 11:16 PM
Wow, things sure are crazy. Good luck to those who still need one. I was kicking myself for ordering after it had slipped to 2 weeks, but now that it's at 5 weeks I feel a bit better. :D
ROFL! No one in their right mind is going to swap an AT&T for a Verizon model when the GSM models are in such short supply.

Also, though I know none of them read Macrumors, I'd like to sneak a moment of catharsis by sending out a big karmic f_ck you to all the scalpers who stood in line on Friday and bought out all the GSM models to ship and sell them overseas.

Anyway, off to order my GSM version online, and then to enjoy my Verizon white 32GB at work while I'm not drafting contracts & wills.
Yeah. That seems to be the case across the country. Makes you wonder what percentage of iPads left the country on Friday...

Mystikal
Mar 17, 2011, 12:29 AM
Any idea where the best place for a black 16 wifi would be? I think that's all I really need, no 3g and i'll only have apps, maybe a movie here or there when traveling, no? Brea is the closest to me but it sounds like a battlefield, i'd prefer a Best Buy since I have giftcards but my recent time spent there makes me feel like i'd rather spend the money in gift cards to not have to go there again.

Or just do what I did. Buy one of whatever they have, and trade for the 16 WiFi and cash.

KoukiFC3S
Mar 17, 2011, 12:40 AM
Anyone got an AT&T model they wanna trade for a 64GB white wifi?

StealthGhost
Mar 17, 2011, 12:50 AM
Was at Brea this morning and it was pretty good. They received about 50 or so iPads with a lot of 16GB Black Wifi. I'd recommend getting there no later than 5:30 if you want to be in the top 15. First person in line arrived at 4:30 today. Insane.

Also, last word of advice on Brea, make sure you get INTO the mall. Find an employee entrance to enter through. The line starts AT THE APPLE STORE! Not outside the mall. Good luck.

Lastly, don't plan on picking one up at Best Buy. There is a huge list to get them already and Best Buy will not have inventory for quite some time.

Ouch that is early. I could probably make it an hour before they open but not 5 lol. Don't know if it would even be worth it at that point. Maybe a week from now?

Mystikal
Mar 17, 2011, 12:56 AM
Ouch that is early. I could probably make it an hour before they open but not 5 lol. Don't know if it would even be worth it at that point. Maybe a week from now?

International launch is a week from tomorrow =/

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 17, 2011, 01:44 AM
Ouch that is early. I could probably make it an hour before they open but not 5 lol. Don't know if it would even be worth it at that point. Maybe a week from now?

Yes it is pretty intense. I broke today and bought one off craigslist. Bought white but am really debating about opening it vs. trying to get black, which was the original color i wanted.

StealthGhost
Mar 17, 2011, 02:36 AM
Yes it is pretty intense. I broke today and bought one off craigslist. Bought white but am really debating about opening it vs. trying to get black, which was the original color i wanted.

I havn't seen the white in person so I can't be 100% sure but it looked like the white Macbook did to me, a yellowish white, didn't seem to go very well with the back and screen, and was quite distracting in videos vs the black.

That being said I know people who absolutely love both the Macbook and the new white iPad2

bobdude5
Mar 17, 2011, 07:27 AM
Already about 10 people at spectrum..looks a person slept overnight..brought a full on bed

mtkagan
Mar 17, 2011, 08:16 AM
any update for scp?

merlingfx
Mar 17, 2011, 08:25 AM
15 at spectrum right now...

synystergates7
Mar 17, 2011, 09:13 AM
15 at spectrum right now...

How's are things looking right now?

synystergates7
Mar 17, 2011, 09:18 AM
iPad available at Los Cerritos. I called and guy told me if I'm not in line already I won't be getting one.

OceanView
Mar 17, 2011, 09:40 AM
75-100 long at Brea. Not looking good at the moment.

seanpholman
Mar 17, 2011, 09:44 AM
75-100 long at Brea. Not looking good at the moment.

Wow! That is just crazy for this early!!!

How is South Coast or FI looking this morning?

--Sean

merlingfx
Mar 17, 2011, 10:15 AM
Spectrum only got 12 units today, 6 16gb black wifi and 6 32gb black wifi - I got the 12th voucher - for a 16gb black wifi!

ScottInTheOC
Mar 17, 2011, 10:19 AM
Any reports from Irvine Spectrum?? Mission Viejo??

I got called in early, couldn't make it. I can leave now, but don't want a repeat of yesterday....

I'm just looking for a 16GB WIFI, Black preferred.... :)

DaBlackMamba
Mar 17, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Anyone know about fi or scp?

ScottInTheOC
Mar 17, 2011, 10:21 AM
Spectrum only got 12 units today, 6 16gb black wifi and 6 32gb black wifi - I got the 12th voucher - for a 16gb black wifi!

what time did you get there this morning? Looks like it was a good thing I didn't head out, 12 units isn't very much...

DaBlackMamba
Mar 17, 2011, 10:24 AM
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I'm at mv but they apparently don't know how many they will have till 11 till they get their shipment probably bs since the other days they were able to tell us their stock around now

As of now they said they have 0 but at max they will have 30. No specific models.

idorun
Mar 17, 2011, 10:41 AM
I got blk 16 and 32 wifi, and i want to trade for white plz let me know. Ty

synystergates7
Mar 17, 2011, 10:41 AM
Small line. Gave out tickets. Missed it by a few mintues

LostTitan
Mar 17, 2011, 10:42 AM
Heard Brea had only 9 iPads today. Anyone confirm? Over 100+ waiting in line. Crazy.

OceanView
Mar 17, 2011, 10:48 AM
Heard Brea had only 9 iPads today. Anyone confirm? Over 100+ waiting in line. Crazy.

Brea had 15 wifi only.
125+ people.

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 17, 2011, 10:49 AM
I got blk 16 and 32 wifi, and i want to trade for white plz let me know. Ty

I'll trade you White 32GB Wifi for Black 32GB Wifi. PM me contact info.

Brea had 15 wifi only.
125+ people.

That is so crazy. One day they receive 40-50 and the next 15 wifi. Rough. I can only imagine the line tomorrow as it will be Friday, people take off work, weekend, etc.

NismoRoadster
Mar 17, 2011, 11:02 AM
iPad available at Los Cerritos. I called and guy told me if I'm not in line already I won't be getting one.

Do you know if the 64gb ATT Came in?

synystergates7
Mar 17, 2011, 11:12 AM
I think so coast got about 15 too. Rent a cop told us loiterers to leave

NismoRoadster
Mar 17, 2011, 11:18 AM
I think so coast got about 15 too. Rent a cop told us loiterers to leave

Was the door already open or did u wait next to the Nordstroms area? I will probably try to go very early tomorrow and show up to work late.

synystergates7
Mar 17, 2011, 11:26 AM
Was the door already open or did u wait next to the Nordstroms area? I will probably try to go very early tomorrow and show up to work late.

Store rep told us if we werent within the ropes to come try again tomorrow

Mystikal
Mar 17, 2011, 11:29 AM
Spectrum only got 12 units today, 6 16gb black wifi and 6 32gb black wifi - I got the 12th voucher - for a 16gb black wifi!

Congrats! Did anyone else get lucky?

jojojeronimo
Mar 17, 2011, 12:23 PM
Anyone have any luck with CSUF or UCI?

seanpholman
Mar 17, 2011, 01:00 PM
I think so coast got about 15 too. Rent a cop told us loiterers to leave

Same as yesterday Was it the older guy with the eye that looked the other way? *******s.

--Sean

Mystikal
Mar 17, 2011, 01:05 PM
Anyone have any luck with CSUF or UCI?

I go to CSUF. They only have iPad 1's.

Same as yesterday Was it the older guy with the eye that looked the other way? *******s.

--Sean

Thats why you guys shouldn't go to mall stores, the cops are dicks.

DaBlackMamba
Mar 17, 2011, 01:25 PM
2 White Ipads 16GB! :apple:

Had fun in line too.

Waited from 7 AM.

ScottInTheOC
Mar 17, 2011, 04:44 PM
2 White Ipads 16GB! :apple:

Had fun in line too.

Waited from 7 AM.

Earlier you mentioned they weren't getting their shipment until 11am. Was this the case? were you in line this whole time? where were u in line?

scmacdaddy
Mar 17, 2011, 04:47 PM
2 White Ipads 16GB! :apple:

Had fun in line too.

Waited from 7 AM.

Which store? I'm thinking about getting in line at 7 tomorrow either spectrum or fashion island.